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Dorothy Dandridge in a 1953 magazine advertisement endorsing, Long Aid K-7 Hair treatment. This advertisement was published in Ebony magazine on December 1953-Vol.9, No.2 ,via classic_film on flicker.

Dorothy Dandridge in a 1953 magazine advertisement endorsing, Long Aid K-7 Hair treatment. This advertisement was published in Ebony magazine on December 1953-Vol.9, No.2 ,via classic_film on flicker.

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Tamango, Dorothy Dandridge, 1957.

Dorothy Dandridge and her best friend Geri captured at a drive-in restaurant in Los Angeles. “Dottie didn’t talk against people, which was rare in the competitive, back-biting, back-stabbing world of show business. She praised other actors. She was generous of spirit. She has supreme honesty.”-Geri Branton

Dorothy Dandridge and her best friend Geri captured at a drive-in restaurant in Los Angeles. “Dottie didn’t talk against people, which was rare in the competitive, back-biting, back-stabbing world of show business. She praised other actors. She was generous of spirit. She has supreme honesty.”-Geri Branton

"The wave of Eden Roe welcomes the Black Pearl" -Dorothy Dandridge in France circa 1955.

"The wave of Eden Roe welcomes the Black Pearl" -Dorothy Dandridge in France circa 1955.

Dorothy Dandridge as Bess, from the 1959 movie Porgy and Bess.

Dorothy Dandridge as Bess, from the 1959 movie Porgy and Bess.

Dorothy Dandridge’s beautiful advertisement promoting her appearance at the Mocambo nightclub in Hollywood. Dorothy opened at the Mocambo on May 7, 1951.

Dorothy Dandridge’s beautiful advertisement promoting her appearance at the Mocambo nightclub in Hollywood. Dorothy opened at the Mocambo on May 7, 1951.

                                                         Janet Jackson as Dandridge?
June 04, 1993 | Liz Smith
NEW YORK — Janet Jackson, the most “together” member of the Jackson family, is currently riding high with her smash hit album, “janet.,” and a single, “That’s the Way Love Goes,” still snug in the No. 1 spot. She is also said to be quite effective in Columbia’s July movie release, “Poetic Justice,” more than meeting the dramatic demands of her role. Now Janet is pushing ahead with plans to bring the story of Dorothy Dandridge to the big screen. Dandridge was a great beauty, publicized (in the vernacular of the ’50s) as “the Negro Marilyn Monroe.” She starred in films such as “Carmen Jones” and “Porgy and Bess,” and was nominated for an Oscar. But after her initial success, she found that Hollywood simply didn’t know what to do with her. (Times haven’t changed much in Hollywood.) Her career and personal life declined. Dandridge, grown justifiably bitter, died of a sleeping pill overdose in 1965.Jackson has always identified with Dandridge and idolized her. She is determined to film her story.
http://articles.latimes.com/1993-06-04/entertainment/ca-43153_1_janet-jackson 

                                               Janet Jackson as Dandridge?

June 04, 1993 | Liz Smith

NEW YORK — Janet Jackson, the most “together” member of the Jackson family, is currently riding high with her smash hit album, “janet.,” and a single, “That’s the Way Love Goes,” still snug in the No. 1 spot. She is also said to be quite effective in Columbia’s July movie release, “Poetic Justice,” more than meeting the dramatic demands of her role. Now Janet is pushing ahead with plans to bring the story of Dorothy Dandridge to the big screen. Dandridge was a great beauty, publicized (in the vernacular of the ’50s) as “the Negro Marilyn Monroe.” She starred in films such as “Carmen Jones” and “Porgy and Bess,” and was nominated for an Oscar. But after her initial success, she found that Hollywood simply didn’t know what to do with her. (Times haven’t changed much in Hollywood.) Her career and personal life declined. Dandridge, grown justifiably bitter, died of a sleeping pill overdose in 1965.Jackson has always identified with Dandridge and idolized her. She is determined to film her story.

http://articles.latimes.com/1993-06-04/entertainment/ca-43153_1_janet-jackson 

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Dorothy Dandridge at the Cannes Festival, France 1955.

Gorgeous!❤️

In remembrance of a great man, taken from the world April 4, 1968, (46 years ago today). Dr.King’s dream continues to inspire and uplift generation after generation. “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”-Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.

In remembrance of a great man, taken from the world April 4, 1968, (46 years ago today). Dr.King’s dream continues to inspire and uplift generation after generation. “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”-Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Dandridge Sisters with soul singer Jimmy Lunceford, 1940.

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The Dandridge Sisters with soul singer Jimmy Lunceford, 1940.

Original Caption: Actress Dorothy Dandridge trying on a dress and looking in the mirror, during a cabaret season at The Savoy Hotel, London, April 11th 1956. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Original Caption: Actress Dorothy Dandridge trying on a dress and looking in the mirror, during a cabaret season at The Savoy Hotel, London, April 11th 1956. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte performed their own stunts in the movie Carmen Jones. (1954)

Original Caption: Portrait of actress Dorothy Dandridge during a cabaret season at The Savoy Hotel, London, circa 1955-1960. ( Photo by Terry Fincher/Keystone Features/ Getty Images)

Original Caption: Portrait of actress Dorothy Dandridge during a cabaret season at The Savoy Hotel, London, circa 1955-1960. ( Photo by Terry Fincher/Keystone Features/ Getty Images)

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Dorothy Dandridge, Island in the Sun, 1957.

Dorothy Dandridge was in talks to do a television series with her good friend Nat ‘King’ Cole. The two would play husband and wife in the series. The sitcom, Dorothy said would be about, “this small-time pair of married performers and all of the things that happen to them as they climb to success.” In their second idea for a sitcom Nat would play himself and Dorothy would be cast as his stagestruck secretary. Both were excellent ideas, unfortunately no network at that time would pick them up.

Dorothy Dandridge was in talks to do a television series with her good friend Nat ‘King’ Cole. The two would play husband and wife in the series. The sitcom, Dorothy said would be about, “this small-time pair of married performers and all of the things that happen to them as they climb to success.” In their second idea for a sitcom Nat would play himself and Dorothy would be cast as his stagestruck secretary. Both were excellent ideas, unfortunately no network at that time would pick them up.